In the language of flowers, carnations mean “divine love” and the carnation is truly a flower I’ve come to love. The old fashion fluffiness, the sweet, soft look to them makes them them an unexpected but brilliant choice for your wedding day.
Don’t feel limited to whites or pinks either- pack orange carnations into aqua glass jars, tie mauve carnations with chocolate brown ribbon and highlight red carnations using a red and white striped ribbon.
It’s a talented blogging community this wedding one! There are amazing photographers, artists, writers- you name it! Here are a few recent (and not so recent!) developments of some of your favourite bloggers!
Of course everyone spoke about this last year, but being in the middle of Groom’s Month at the time I was a little slow off the mark!
Vané of the ever stylish Brooklyn Bride started creating handmade ring pillows at Bklyn Pillow. Each pillow is handmade by Vané using stylish and modern fabrics with Vané’s own personal touch.
Sarah of gorgeous blog Classic Bride has started her own calligraphy business SD Calligraphy. Sarah uses two different styles- the fun and flirty Chelsea and the classic and refined Jane. Sarah can hand address your envelopes, your signs, seating cards and many other projects.
Kelly from Glamour This! is a multi talented lady! Not only is she a graphic designer but she also started her own jewellery line Kai Creations.
Each item is a one off and Kelly uses special materials like laces and feathers to make her collection really special.
modernromancepdx on etsy creates the most gorgeous handmade wraps, jewels veils and flowers for weddings. Inspired by the fashions of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Christine creates pieces that are dramatic and feminine with a vintage flair. I particularly love the pearl and ribbon headband.
Have you thought of not giving your guests a wedding favour on the day of the wedding? A shocking idea? Maybe! But what about thinking a little differently?
But consider this! If you are going overseas for your honeymoon, what about bringing back a small easily packed gift from the country you are visiting and include this with your thank you note – which of course you would be writing to each guest on your return!
In all countries you will find unique gifts in markets, out of the way hidden gems, or simply cookbooks unique to the country you are visiting. Sarongs, basket ware, pearls or jewellery from the Pacific Islands, tinware from Mexico, chocolate from Belgium, textiles from South America, perfume in tiny bottles from France, wonderful sweets or tiny clogs from Holland, Murano glass from Italy (if your budget stretches this far!) or tiles and pottery from Spain. Try fans from Japan, or silk from Thailand. Be sure to check with customs before you go to the expense of buying.
The list is as endless as your imagination. Packaged in a small box with a little story attached of your travels, they will be a delight to receive, for any guest and would work especially well with intimate celebrations!